New Living Translation
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength.
King James Bible
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Darby Bible Translation
A joyful heart promoteth healing; but a broken spirit drieth up the bones.
World English Bible
A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Young's Literal Translation
A rejoicing heart doth good to the body, And a smitten spirit drieth the bone.
Proverbs 17:22 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:22 Doth good - Even to the body; it contributes much to bodily health and vigour. Drieth - Wastes the marrow of the bones, and the moisture and strength of the body.
LibraryCæsarius of Arles.
He was born in the district of Chalons-sur-Saone, A. D. 470. He seems to have been early awakened, by a pious education, to vital Christianity. When he was between seven and eight years old, it would often happen that he would give a portion of his clothes to the poor whom he met, and would say, when he came home, that he had been, constrained to do so. When yet a youth, he entered the celebrated convent on the island of Lerins, (Lerina,) in Provence, from which a spirit of deep and practical piety …
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Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
My strength has dried up like sunbaked clay. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You have laid me in the dust and left me for dead.
A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit.
Kind words are like honey--sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
The human spirit can endure a sick body, but who can bear a crushed spirit?
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